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Govt’s School GIS displays school information across the country

The Government has launched a portal called School GIS for viewing the geographic coordinates of schools, the village, taluka and district it's located in and a report on its grading. The information is presented on a map with options to select different base maps (like roads). Zooming in on the map highlights the schools in visible locations which are marked by small icons. Schools are also linked to a report contains useful information like the equipment and facilities, type of school, year of establishment and recognition as well as a rating. The website also has a search functionality, but it failed to return any results when we searched for schools. Overall the platform is pretty useable, but slow. It would help to have a usable search function as the sheer number of schools in an area can make it hard to find a specific school. Note that for some reason the platform only worked for us in Firefox and not Chrome. As of now the Schoolgis.nic.in lists over 80% of the schools from most of the states with the exception of Karnataka, Bihar, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur where 50-80% of the data has been listed, Uttar Pradesh where 20-50% of the data has been listed and Jammu and Kashmir for which no data is available. The platform has been developed in coordination with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) which developed a mobile app for uploading geo-tagged photographs and associated details captured by educational institutions, on the Bhuvan portal.…

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